A London Tea Club, not only sharing her love for tea with others but also her knowledge. Focussing on TEA & MEDITATION this spring. meet this week’s LDNER, Cecelia Lau…tea-drinker and the founder of
Where do you live in London and what do you love about that area?
I live in Islington, I love cycling along the canal to work, walking my dog through leafy hidden parks and exploring the New River Walk. Upper Street is fun and busy, and it’s also just a short bus ride to either Soho, Shoreditch or South Bank.
Your focus this spring is TEA & MEDITATION, how did you come up with this idea, and why?
Tea has been a medium for peace and connection for thousands of years, but modern society has forgotten how to use it as medicine for the spirit. We’re just hoping to revive an old tradition, and to help people connect with nature, themselves and one another through tea.
How much tea is too much tea? What are the benefits etc?
There is no such thing as too much tea! I just came back from visiting our farmers in Taiwan and China, and many of them drink tea all day instead of water as their main source of hydration. There are many claims about antioxidants, but I think the biggest benefit is that it’s an easy, accessible way to practice quiet contemplation on a daily basis. Our monthly subscription offers enough tea for 4-5 small pots or 8-10 cups each month. It’s perfect because it allows our members to sample quickly and discover what they like without accumulating excess tea.
What is your favourite place to have a cuppa?
In a peaceful, beautiful space with old and new tea friends. Atmosphere and company are important, but the mind and energy of the one brewing can create a healing cup of tea.
What would your perfect day in London be?
Morning meditation followed by a long walk through Camden Passage and Regents Canal all the way to Broadway Market for lunch, followed by an afternoon in London Fields and a tea ceremony with friends. Then home to cook dinner with my husband before ending the day with a book in bed.